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Diet Diva
Diet Diva

Get advice on healthy eating, nutrition, and weight loss from expert dietitian Tara Gidus. 

  • Jun 15 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Walnuts

    When it comes to nuts, I have quite a few favorites, and walnuts are definitely on the list! Walnuts are a true powerhouse food, which is why they are the superfood of the week! They are shaped like a heart when you look at them in the shell an...

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  • Jun 13 2011

    Be Beverage Smart

    About two-thirds of the earth’s surface is covered in water, and 60-70 percent of your body is made up of water. Therefore, it is obvious that this liquid is essential for life. You’ve probably been lectured on the importance of hydration so ma...

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  • Jun 10 2011

    How Caffeine Affects Your Body

    Like most busy people, I occasionally get those mid-day slumps where I begin to lose energy and feel sluggish. For most, this results in a caffeine fix (not for me…I get up and MOVE and eat a low glycemic snack), but did you ever think about wh...

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  • Jun 08 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Acai

    One of my favorite things about berries is the array of types available to nourish our bodies. There are blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and one that is a bit off the beaten path: Acai berries! Many health claims have go...

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  • May 31 2011

    Is Organic Really Better?

    Is anyone else confused about whether to buy organic or conventional food? With all of the conflicting information about whether organic or conventional food is better for you, it’s hard to know what to think! Read on for insight on the organic...

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  • Apr 20 2011

    Risky Business: Waist Size & Disease Risk

    Can you look at a person and tell if they are at risk for developing problems such as diabetes, elevated lipid levels, abnormal cholesterol, and more? Recent studies done have found that waist size may be a better predictor of disease prevalence a...

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  • Mar 25 2011

    Eat a Rainbow of Foods: Health Benefits of Colored Foods

    Many American’s plates tend to be beige and brown with meats, loaded potatoes and refined grains. A diet rich in these foods provides high fat and cholesterol, with little nutritional quality. So what can we do to improve nutrition and add some...

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  • Mar 09 2011

    It's Registered Dietitian Day!

    What’s an RD? If you didn’t know already, RD day is on March 9. This is the day that we recognize the leading experts in food and nutrition, our registered dietitians (RDs). A Registered Dietitian is a credentialed authority and the leading ...

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  • Mar 02 2011

    National Nutrition Month: Eat Right With Color!

    March is upon us, which you may or may not realize is a very important month for dietitians everywhere. It is National Nutrition Month! This year’s theme is “Eat Right With Color.” What does that mean? Simply add colorful foods to your plate....

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  • Feb 17 2011

    Matters of the Heart: Nutrition For a Healthy Heart

    February is known as the month of Valentine’s Day, love, and chocolate. To go along with this heart theme, February also is American Heart Month, a time to spread awareness of one of the top problems our nation faces: heart disease. Heart di...

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About the Author


MS, RD, CSSD, LD/N

Tara Gidus is a nationally recognized expert and spokesperson on nutrition and fitness.

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